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Triple vision – Mare Streets optical war

Triple vision – Mare Streets optical war

As if being looted and having your store wrecked by looters during London’s summer riots in 2011 wasn’t bad enough, the owner of EYE London, an independently owned opticians on Mare Street, claims she faces the possibility of being swallowed up by national chain, SpecSavers, before long. Eight years ago Margaret Asare set up her […]

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

  Less than two months after Jane Egginton-McIntyre was handed the keys to the rent and council tax free shop on the Narrow Way, she jetted off to a luxury beach resort in Portugal. She made everyone know this by posting a photo of her bikini clad self,  lounging in the sun on Hackney Heart’s […]